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Posted On: 26 MAY 2019

Modi The New Epoch Maker

Certain qualities come naturally to great men, two of them are oratory in assembly and modesty in fame. In his acceptance speech on May 23rd at the Rouse Avenue headquarters of BJP Modiji displayed these two qualities in abundance, apart from customary thanks to voters and partymen.

His acceptance speech also contained some messages, overt and hidden, about the shape of things to come. First he changed the narrative about the future by talking about New India and change in the way we think. We have to junk last century's philosophy and adopt the new age paradigm to fulfill the dreams of 21st century India. For example, he trashed the pseudo-secularists who tried to cover up their corruption and failures in the mask of secularism. This defeat has exposed them.

Modiji is not a product of the Macaulay education system which propagates English values and so recognises that India owes its inclusive, diverse and universalist character to the Hindu foundation which binds the country's society. Bharat has found its bhagya vidhata who will once again make it a soney ki chidiya (golden bird). May the modern day Krishna find the right horses for his chariot who will help the rashtra gallop to its destiny.

The Prime Minister also highlighted the rise of BJP and its acceptance by people at large by remembering that there was a time when BJP had only two members in the Lok Sabha and now has been elected for the second time with thumping majority. 'Do se dobara', from two to twice, is an illustration of BJP's performance and its acceptance by the electorate.

The historic mandate for Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar is a hard-earned and well-deserved victory of Prime Minister Modi's vision and seva bhava for the nation in general and the underprivileged in particular. The pro-incumbency vote reflects the voice of both the people who want a developed India with good roads, fast trains, ease of business, digital transactions etc as well as of Hindus who now refuse to being taken for granted.

It is going to be a long haul and not everyone will be satisfied but the integrity and determination to unleash the animal spirits of all Indian and take the country to new heights of the man at the helm is beyond doubt.

His vision for the next generation was also explained by his exhortation to revive the spirit of freedom fighter of yore. They were fighting for freedom from foreign rulers and now with the same zeal the present generation should take up cudgels against poverty and strive for the prosperity of the nation. That war was for swatantrata (freedom). Now is a war for samridhi (prosperity) or freedom from poverty.

In line with this new philosophy he elucidated his next line of action. With the defeat of caste-based politicians, Modiji announced that from now on there will be only two castes in India - those who are living in abject poverty and those who want to extricate them from this hellish life of deprivation. This is going to be an epochal change in Indian politics and Indian thinking.

Some experts have been some attributing TsuNaMo to majoritarianism and others to bigotry, but the fact is that an average voter sees Modiji as a Deen Dayal, a Lohia or an Ambedkar and to an extent even selfless and harsh upon himself like Gandhi.

As a thorough gentleman who has risen from the bottom to the top by dint of his sincere hard work and someone who has experienced it all first hand, Modiji emphasised the basic qualities of namrata i.e humility, vivek i.e good sense, adarsh i.e model ideals and sanskar i.e good qualities imbibed by upbringing. His Indian values stand out and in contrast to the Western ideals of the Khan Market gang. An example of his humility was seen when he thanked the field level BJP workers, panna pramukhs, for his success.

He followed it up on May 25th in his farewell speech to PMO staff where he gave credit to them for his five years of performance.

The Modi government is set to achieve a majority in the Rajya Sabha too over the year. This will remove the remaining impediments to its reformist policies. Its allies too will no longer be able to create hurdles for their narrow regional political gains and Modi 2.0 is unlikely to see policy compromises.

Modiji very aptly quoted Sri Krishna after the end of Mahabharata. When asked for which side he was fighting , Sri Krishna said he was fighting for Hastinapur. Similarly, Modiji is not a partisan politician but fights for the welfare of the nation.

I think by re-electing Modiji for a second term, the people of India have placed their future in the safe hands of a sincere, honest, hardworking nationalist who will lead India to higher glory.

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